Create Mobile Sitemaps with XML Sitemap Generator
Create mobile sitemaps for mobile websites and .mobi domains. Learn how to create mobile XML Sitemaps with A1 Sitemap Generator.
When using Mobile sitemaps
you are primarily meant to use them for websites and sections optimized for
that use special or limited parts of
presentation technologies optimized for these, e.g. WAP
Here are some things to consider before using mobile sitemaps:
If you are using responsive or adaptive websites that show or load different content
depending on the browser window size and capabilities, a mobile sitemap may not be necessary for you.
To use mobile sitemaps, you should have separate URLs for mobile content,
Originally, separate mobile websites (and mobile sitemaps) were made for non-smartphones
(also called feature phones), i.e. browsers on mobile phones that did not match normal desktop
browsers in capabilties. However, nowadays, smart phone browsers are just as capabable as desktop browsers.
If you have a separate website optimized for smart phones,
you can choose to simply create a separate normal XML sitemap for that instead of a mobile sitemap.
If you submit a mobile sitemaps into Google Search Console
only URLs that use feature phone presentation technologies like e.g. WAP
are counted as mobile URLs
. Other page URLs are counted as web URLs
For further information see:
Creating mobile sitemaps may require some configuration of the website scan options. However, beyond that,
generating mobile XML Sitemaps for Google and other search engines is quite similar to when you are
building standard XML sitemaps
You will first have to scan the website. To ease configuration, you can choose the mobile sitemap preset
This will also uncheck option scan website | webmaster filters | obey canonical
since many mobile websites use this to point to the primary non-mobile
When the website scan has finished, select the Google mobile XML sitemap as the file kind to create:
It matters little to the website crawler if your website is for mobile users.
can parse all kinds of HTML
derived formats including
used by mobile websites.
Is also does not matter if your mobile website is located on a .mobi
include all common mobile website
Depending on your website, you may want to further configure these, but defaults will work well for most mobile websites.
Should you encounter problems, you can see our list of solutions to common
sitemap and crawling problems solutions
Depending on how your mobile website serves mobile content for phones etc, you may need to make some changes
in how our sitemapper tool identifies itself during crawling of your mobile website.
- You can change the user agent ID
used by our sitemap generator to Googlebot-Mobile
when crawling your mobile website. The relevant option is found in
General options and tools | Internet crawler | User agent ID.
Here is an example of how a mobile sitemap can look like when viewing its source:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>|
<urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:mobile="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-mobile/1.0">